I got professional maternity photos taken.
Like a real live Mom that is proactive and cares about fancy pictures.
Have you guys seen the incredible maternity pics that everyone takes nowadays? Like being pregnant is super special or something?!?!
I know a ton of slutty girls who get knocked up, so being with child is not that monumental.
Just kidding. Yay(!) for pregnancy and Yay(!) for little babies.
I am a nasty, nasty human when I'm knocked up. The last thing I wanted was photographic evidence of it.
BUT I happen to be cool enough to have friends in high places, and the high place I'm talking about is Sew Trendy Accessories.
I know it's hard to believe I have real live friends but just go with me here.
Sew Trendy is an industry leader in beautiful maternity dresses. Seriously. Look at the website.
Tyson and Valerie Best are the owners and also happen to be my friends. I've known Tyson since middle school and he is a clever little $hit, and also a dad/closeted gangster.
This is thier youngest/ridiculously cute child modeling one of their photo prop crowns.
|Sew Trendy - Dominic Crown|
I know. Most awesome baby pic ever.
Valerie started the company in her basement. She didn't even know how to sew. But since she is obviously brilliant and a hard worker she now has a huge warehouse factory and 45+ people working for her.
I don't know how she gets everything done and balances all the amazing-ness. She is like a white Beyonce, if Beyonce made maternity gowns and photo accessories.
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They hooked me up with an incredible handmade dress (all their dresses are handmade). I can't even tell you how excited I was to dress up.
I got the Leyah gown.
I chose to have it made in innocent and pure white fabric - even though it's clear by my baby bump and by the way that I do my makeup that I am not a virgin... or even virgin-ish for that matter.
This style is one of those infinity dresses that you can wear a ton of different ways.
Plus this dress is awesome because you can wear it when you aren't pregnant too and it still looks amazing.
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I'm sure you have seen the maternity photo shoot pics with the amazing dresses - where the mom looks all angelic, classic, and perfectly pregnant.
Well that's the aesthetic I wanted when I called Ashley Bridgewater who is a good friend and an even good-er photographer.
I seriously have 4 or 5 friends, so for me to claim a friendship with someone is a pretty big step. I'm even thinking of introducing her to my parents. It's serious you guys.
Actually Ashley is my little sister's friend, but that's basically the same thing, right?
Check out her magical Instagram:
She also sells herself for money. But not like a prostitute, more like a photographer. If you live in Utah book her. She is awesome with kids and knows how to work with
Ashley knows all the secret locations for photo shoots and took me to this one by the Great Salt Lake.
LOOK AT MY AMAZING DRESS.
Sew Trendy has a Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest account if you like to look at pretty things or want to creepily stalk them like I do.
So pretty, right!?!?
I got the flower crown from Sew Trendy too.
I was super excited because, like I said, I feel nasty and gross when I'm pregs.
I was so happy with the pics that I convinced Ashley to take some more pics of me at some locations that I had scouted out......
PART II COMING SOON!
(Trigger warning: do not read part II if you've ever had bad experiences as a pregnant stripper.)
(Oh yeah... I am not obligated to give Sew Trendy positive reviews or even review them for that matter. I just am really stoked about the dress and that my friends are kicking butt at life.)